5 Hours Later Chili

basic chili recipes

Yesterday I mentioned it felt like winter here, with snow on the ground. Luckily it headed east, but is unfortunate for my east coast friends who are piled up with tons of snow and without power. Chili is one of those recipes I make often in the winter. While I usually double this recipe to make more and to enjoy leftover chili recipes later in the week, this is a basic chili recipe that will serve 8 or less depending how hungry your family is. Everyone has their own recipe for chili and well this is mine. After I make this, it gets put in the fridge for at least 5 hours or overnight. I truly believe the flavor is much better letting it sit for a few hours, and then reheating. Of course your welcome to eat right away. I do not use kidney beans in this recipe as my family are not big fans, so instead we use chili beans. My aunt from Baltimore brought me this Sun of Italy Italian Spice Mix which is truly amazing.  sun of italy italian spice mixI use it with everything.  I would highly recommend purchasing some:) Top with onions and shredded cheddar cheese and serve with corn muffins, and you got a warming meal the entire family is sure to enjoy.

basic chili recipe

Basic Chili Recipe
Recipe Type: Entree
Author: Nichol @KiddiesCorner Deals
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 2 hours
Total time: 2 hours 10 mins
Serves: 8
A basic chili recipe using chili beans and ground beef with spices and placed in the fridge for 5 hours before serving.
  • 1.5 lbs ground sirloin
  • 2 cloves garlic-minced
  • half medium sweet onion-finely chopped
  • 29oz can tomato puree
  • 14.5 oz can chili style diced tomatoes
  • 14.5 oz can chili beans
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Sun of Italy Italian Spice Mix or 1/4 teaspoon each grated parmesan cheese, basil, oregano and garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • a few shakes of hot sauce(Cholua is highly recommended)
  • onions and cheddar cheese to garnish-optional
  1. Brown ground sirloin with garlic and onion. If using a fattier beef drain. Add to a large pot with all the rest of the ingredients. Simmer uncovered stirring frequently on low heat 1.5-2 hours. Add to a large dish and place in the refrigerator for at least 5 hours. Reheat and serve with onions and cheese if you choose.

Serves 8 one cup servings

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About Nichol

Nichol Haskins is a WAHM of two children, a son who is 12 and a daughter who is 7. She enjoys sharing baby & kids online shopping deals so parents can save money. Fitness and health food addicted. Find me on Google+, Twitter @KiddiesCorner and Facebook


  1. That looks yummy!!! I also like white chili with pepper jack cheese, chicken, sour cream, rotella tomatoes and green chili.

  2. Nichol, I’m free any day you want to invite me over for dinner. ;))

  3. Craving this so badly now! Corn bread with chili is the best


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